Judy Armstrong has been testing outdoor clothing and equipment for magazines and brands, since 1995. She works alongside her husband Duncan Macdonald, who tests the men's products while Judy tests the items designed for women. Together they assess equipment which isn't designed for gender-specific use. Here is a selection of her current top choices, some new and others old favourites. Please click on the product name to access the test report. More tests will be added shortly.

 

JANUARY 2018

Vaude Nendaz 25 ski pack

 

MAY 2017

Berghaus Extrem Hyper 100 Jacket

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

Arc'Teryx Atom LT Vest (women's)

 

DECEMBER 2015:

Osprey Escapist 32 rucksack: is it the world's best daypack?

 

MARCH 2015:

Black Diamond Hot Forge Hoody, with Primaloft Gold Insulation Down Blend

 

DECEMBER 2014:

Grivel Air Tech crampons

 

OCTOBER 2014:

Zamberlan Crosser Plus GTX boots

 

 

 

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